Thursday, 25 August 2011



a little too late I realise that summer is almost over and I have spent far too much time staring at a screen or stressing over a shed I take a little step back and make the most of what is left of our school I slow down..... I stop to look at the things making me smile today.....

new crochet..some of these I made earlier this year but kind of forgot about :)

my favourite sheets made into little patchwork blankets, I can't wait to use these :)

lots of pretty bunting for the disguise the fact that I haven't had time to plant any nice summer flowers this year :)

and getting the boys to bake with me......I had to promise I would make lego biscuits....hence the yellow icing and they were gobbled up too quick to get a pic :)

hope you are having lovely week

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PS. I have to add ..... my time staring at these lovely piles is short and mostly I am trying to keep up with boys on bikes with scary road sense while trying to stop the dog from eating a 5 day old bacon sandwich that he (always) finds on the way in to the village :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

more treats......

had to share this ......
the sweetest little package from lovely sillyoldsuitcase. 

who now has the sweetest
my little birds are so very at home here :)

PS I have squatters in my shed!!! popped in there this afternoon to find lego,a den made from blankets, cushions and a dog bed! 

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

treats :) ..........

..week 3 of the summer hols ( yes I am counting ) things are calming down a bit now, I have to say the boys were beyond hyper when they first broke up and I truly wondered if it was ever going to ease up.... but we had a little jolly over to my lovely Mums in Yorkshire and it seems to have done the trick.....

I took my crochet and Mr H brought a book, the boys spent everyday outside with their new friends, building dens, climbing trees, biking, running and chasing......

I even got to do a bit of shopping on my own and treated myself to some new fabric for a little project I am thinking of.....
(shed related obviously)

and I also spotted some lovely yarn in bearing in mind I do like a noodle round the shops but in school holidays I always have 1 or 2 boys plus a dog with me that's not too easy to pull off.... so I LOVE a shop that sells everything...where else could I have bought

*lovely stylecraft wool 
*a swimming hat 
*a waterproof padlock  
*pretty rose bud and gingham fabrics 
*hairdressing scissors  
*dog food  

........random but brilliant :)

Thankyou for your kind words about the 'shed'
it is a very humble little dwelling and still has yet to get a proper roof but you can find me gazing at it lovingly from the kitchen window when I should be making dinner :)

hope you are having a lovely week
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**note added : I knew as soon as I wrote it that it would come back and bite me on the bum, but the calm didn't last long.... just as I pressed publish.. there was a big bang.....which was apparently a little 'tiff' and a broken bed  :) :) :) I keep smiling ...I enjoyed it while it lasted x

Monday, 8 August 2011

four walls and a roof.......

.....despite sticking a pencil behind my ear and using the word 'purlins' a lot the shed was never going to happen with just me and Mr H on the we call in the professionals and its up in a day :)

so I have started squirreling things away for my little creative cabin..deerdre of course will be moving in with me, along with little boxes, clocks, toadstools and tins.....

so as the builder is telling me to insulate the walls and roof.... all I can think is where the little shelf will go...... what colour curtains.... rug...... cushion for my chair.... he left saying I should look at prices for insulation boards and a good floor so of course what is the first thing I do......

 raid my fabric pile and make a patchwork curtain for the door.......for insulation ..of course :)

hope you are having a good Monday and a happy summer
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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Finding myself........

hiding behind the sewing machine these days..... trying to lose myself in a bit of sewing and making

just so I know I am still me.. :)

unfortunately the sewing machine is still on our kitchen table and the shed is still leaning up against the fence

but I will get there in the end :)....... it hasn't stopped me going outside and doing a little mime of opening the door and going inside to sit down at my (non existant) desk :) :)...saying good morning to deerdre deer and checking out the time on my cardboard clock :)

I'll be adding these to the littleteawagon shelves this week and hopefully someone with a power tool will take pity on me and help me make my shed........

oh yes and I'd like to say a BIG thankyou to Zoe from the makingspot  who has done a little feature on 
Teawagon :) ...if you haven't visited before its a lovely blog filled with lots of crafty inspiration :)...take a peep
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